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Specifications

Colour:

White

Producer:

Weingut Keller

Region:

Germany

Appellation:

Westhofen

Grape Variety:

Riesling

Abtserde, Riesling, Grosses Gewächs, 2011

6x75cl £1,500.00

2 cases Equiv. £250.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

This is the rockiest vineyard on the Keller estate, producing tiny powerful grape berries. This is even more intense than the Hubacker and shows greater elegance too. Long seamless flavours of orange essence, lemon zest, stone fruits, dry stones and minerals, pure vivid and moreish. Glorious. Unlike the standard estate wines, the Grosse Gewachs are all aged in large used oak cask. An early flowering pointed to an early harvest but a cool, wet summer slowed this down. Sunny weather returned from September onwards and in the end harvest was in October and November as usual. According to the Kellers there were "t shirt temperatures during harvest", this sun and heat together with the long hang time of the grapes have made for intense ripe and smooth-textured wines.

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